Latest Familial atrial fibrillation Stories

2009-06-12 06:25:00

According to new research published in the American Journal of Cardiology, increasing the frequency of vigorous exercise also increases the risk of atrial fibrillation.

2009-05-22 08:10:59

A common heart condition may be putting people at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

2009-05-20 11:46:19

U.S. researchers say they have linked a heart rhythm disorder -- atrial fibrillation -- and Alzheimer's disease. Lead researcher Dr. T.

2009-05-16 08:35:00

US researchers have released a study linking a common heart disorder with an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

2009-05-14 12:53:16

Combining two treatments for an irregular heartbeat yields much better patient results than either treatment alone, says a study presented Thursday in Boston. Using a traditional method of burning tissue surrounding the pulmonary veins along with a newer, automated approach of targeting and burning heart hot spots greatly reduced atrial fibrillation, the most common heart-rhythm disturbance, after just one treatment, said electrophysiologist Dr.

2009-04-06 17:41:09

Men who were large during their 20s face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart rhythm, as they age, Swedish researchers say. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden say the study was initiated in 1970 and involved more than 7,000 men living in Gothenburg ages 45-55, who were examined and asked questions about their lifestyle.

2009-03-18 19:53:09

Australian cardiologists warn atrial fibrillation in diabetic patients increases risk of death. The researchers advise clinicians to control risk factors -- such as blood pressure and cholesterol -- more aggressively in diabetic patients with the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.

2009-03-05 08:19:11

Chronic kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente researchers in the current online issue of Circulation.

2008-12-25 08:48:48

Scientists have long believed that atrial fibrillation, the most common form of sustained heart arrhythmia, is an electrical problem of the heart. However, a new study has uncovered a surprising genetic cause for the rare and particularly severe form of heart disease.A team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has found that defects in a gene known as NUP155, a key component of the nuclear pore complex that is involved in shuttling molecules in and out of the cell nucleus, also leads to...

2008-11-12 09:00:46

AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor(R) system which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced that a new study* funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that central pulse pressure is a stronger independent predictor of the first onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) than well established clinical and echocardiographic risk factors.

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